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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 3/11/15

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New York Daily News | John Harper: Reggie Jackson might think that Jose Pirela is the organization's best hitter, but GM Brian Cashman disagrees. He gives that honor to first baseman Greg Bird.

Wall Street Journal | Daniel Barbarisi: New York City Football Club is set to begin games at Yankee Stadium soon, worrying some of the players about what condition the field will be left in. Outfielder Brett Gardner prefers a soccer match to a concert or boxing match, both of which the stadium has played host to in the past.

New York Times | David Waldstein: 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui has taken a job in the Yankees' front office, serving as adviser to Brian Cashman. He'll be traveling through the minor leagues to advise players, managers, and coaches on hitting. | Brendan Kuty: Derek Jeter met with some of the organization's best prospects this offseason to answer any questions they might have about baseball. Jeter being there was a surprise to the prospects, but they all praised his openness in answering their questions and wanting to hear from them in return.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Ex-Yankees ace Chien-Ming Wang is battling former top Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos for a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation after news that Mike Minor will begin the season on the disabled list.